Question: Does the influence of the surrounding forces on us depend upon the code of the Reshimot?
Answer: The influence of the forces surrounding us is dependent upon many factors.
The most essential factor is that when you are already in the group it basically determines what happens to you.
Not one person in spiritual development is there on a personal path because all of us are like gears linked to each other, and therefore, there is no thought that I have some kind of unique path, or what happens to me depends only on me; this depends upon everyone.
From this we must understand what kind of power there is in a group, what kind of power exists in our unity, how much each one of us can influence the fate of the friends.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 7/21/13, Shamati #59 “About the Rod and the Serpent”